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Colorado’s Care for All Children campaign pushing for more focus on early child care

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As Colorado democratic lawmakers prepare to introduce a bill in the 2020 legislative session to mandate paid family and medical leave, some advocates say there should be more focus on affordable and quality child care for children after their parents go back to work.

“We feel like policymakers have been fairly unresponsive to the issue and the urgency of this issue,” said Catharina Hughey, operations specialist with Merage Foundations, the philanthropic organization behind the Care for All Children campaign.

Care For All Children is trying to reframe early child care as an issue that affects all aspects of society, not just parents. The campaign is calling on parents to share their stories and common struggles about the high cost of care, the difficulty of finding high-quality child care providers, and the trouble of find flexible care that works with their schedules.

 

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